Michael Gilbert, PsyD, has over 23 years of experience working with children and families, including in foster care, group home, and hospital settings. In addition, he has worked as a school psychologist within the Syracuse City Schools and as an adjunct professor at local colleges. In 2000, he founded “It’s About Childhood & Family, Inc.,” a not-for-profit clinical and resource center, as a grassroots movement to provide families with an alternative to the traditional mental health system. Dr. Gilbert has lectured extensively, as well as advocating for and conducting research on non-medication and non-labeling approaches for families with children exhibiting social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Dr. Gilbert is on the Board of Directors for the International Society of Ethical Psychiatry and Psychology (ISEPP) and is also the annual conference chairperson.